Monday, March 30, 2015

Menu Plan Monday - March 29 - April 4, 2015

Our breakfasts are typically cereal, boiled eggs, yogurt, fruit and juice and Amanda usually fixes a simple lunch during the week so this menu is mainly dinners.

Salad to take to my sister's for lunch

Chicken Scrapple, Scrambled Eggs, Boiled Potatoes w/Butter, Applesauce

Chicken and Noodles, Peas, Applesauce

Dinner at Church

Crescent Dough Meat Squares, Green Beans, Applesauce

Main Dish From my Sister, Fresh Fruit, Salad

Tomato Gravy and Biscuits, Fried Potatoes, Sausage, Fruit

Morning Musing Over Coffee - Why Pray?

credit: Michelle Meiklejohn

No one is a firmer believer in the power of prayer than the devil; not that he practices it, but he suffers from it.  ~ Guy H. King

What an awesome privilege it is to be able to to talk to God at any time and know that He delights in relationship and communion with us.

The LORD is near to all them that call on Him, to all that call on Him in truth.
Psalm 145:18

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Morning Musing Over Coffee - Carpe Diem

credit: Michelle Meiklejohn

You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.  ~ Mary Manin Morrissey

We each have dreams - God given dreams - and we are placed here with those dreams for a purpose. Dreams are made to be followed. 

Carpe diem - Seize the day!

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you;  I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10

SUNDAY - The Weekend Brew, Spiritual Sundays

Thursday, March 26, 2015

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Walnut Acre Daily - Bell Choir and More

What a busy, normal, fun day. It's very interesting to me to see how the days string together to make weeks, then months, then years. And the things that seemed so important yesterday, fade into today's important things that will be forgotten in the midst of tomorrow's equally important things. So I continue daily to note the events that continue to unfold day after day, writing life's story.

This morning Michael and I were at my sister's for learning and fun with the kids there. 

I came home for lunch and reading time with Austin and Amanda and then went back to my sister's for several hours so she could run some errands. Hope shared some of the craft supplies she got for her birthday with Michael and they had fun being creative. 

We were at church this evening. I got a couple photos of the kids in bell choir practice. They are going to be performing with the adult choir and some of the youth Easter morning. They all did really well. 

Michael has been complaining occasionally the last couple of days saying he doesn't feel good. But then he would go on and play and he was eating good. But this evening while he was in class he started running a fever. Doug gave him Ibuprofen before he went to bed tonight and he's asleep now. We've had two children here in the last week get sick with strep throat. I guess we'll see how he feels tomorrow and decide whether a trip to the doctor is called for. 



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Dominion by Scott McElhaney -A Book Review

Since we've been on a science fiction kick here recently I now have another SciFi book to review. This is another book by Scott McElhaney and once again he did not disappoint. 

In this book Hawk Meriweather has invented a machine that folds space, radically changing space travel. However his first flight with this new machine does not go as planned. In an effort to survive until rescued he places himself in a cryogenic sleep. The world he awakens to is far away both in space and time he finds it hard to believe his new reality. But he is not given much time to ponder this before he is launched into an effort to save a small group of his kind from utter annihilation. 

This book left me wanting more and I hope there will be a sequel. 

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Morning Musing Over Coffee - Forgiveness

credit: Michelle Meiklejohn

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future. ~ Paul Boese

"And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgivethem, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”
Mark 11:25

MONDAY - Homemaking Link -up, Spiritual Sundays

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Walnut Acre Daily - Dentist Appointment, Work at Home and More

Our day started with a dentist appointment for Austin. Michael went to my sister's while we went to the dentist and decided he wanted to stay for the afternoon too. When we got home Amanda had lunch ready so we ate and then it was time to read. 

This afternoon Austin went to work with my dad for a few hours and when he got home he started working on the fence. When Doug came home from work he helped too.

Today has been a laid back day. I put vegetable soup in the slow cooker this morning and we had that with ham and cheese sandwiches and peaches for dinner. I did some laundry, some cleaning, some writing and worked on activities to do with the kids tomorrow. 

After dinner I did some schoolwork with Michael and then he took a bath, we did our night time reading and he got ready for bed. Now he's resting on the couch watching his all time favorite movie - Beethoven. 

We're getting settled for the night early and that's a wonderful thing.


TUESDAY - Tell It To Me Tuesday

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Banana Carrot Bread

2-3 very ripe bananas, mashed
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 1/2 cups melted butter
4 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
3 cups finely grated carrot

Beat together bananas, brown sugar, melted butter and eggs. Stir together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add to banana mixture, mix well. Fold in carrots. Spoon batter into two greased and floured loaf pans. Bake in preheated oven at 350° F for 45-50 minutes or until done.

TUESDAY - Awesome Things Tuesday, Tell It To Me Tuesday WEDNESDAY -The Mommy Club, Homemaking Linkup

Morning Musing Over Coffee - Power of Words

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him. ~ Leo Aikman

Never underestimate the power of the words that come from your mouth. Our words have so much potential - both for good and for bad. James says no man can tame the tongue. God has to be in control of our words or they will cause much harm and pain. But words of grace, love and mercy bring life and beauty and joy to those who hear them as well as into the life of the speaker.

but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
James 3:8

The tongue has the power of life and death.
Proverbs 18:22

TUESDAY -Tell It To Me Tuesday WEDNESDAY - Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Walnut Acre Daily - Signs of Spring, Birthday Party and More

I like to post The Walnut Acre Daily daily but sometimes it seems like life revs up into overdrive and it just doesn't happen. 

Yesterday turned out to be such a pretty day. After church we went to my dad's and spent the rest of the day there. 

After lunch we headed outside to enjoy the sunshine. I loved seeing these signs of Spring. 

My niece's dog got lots of attention. She's such a good dog and learning to respond to commands very well. 

The chickens seemed to enjoy the attention they got as well. 

Just hanging out.

Busy boys!

Anybody want to ride a pig?

And lots of jumping!

Later in the evening we had a birthday party for my niece's 10th birthday. 

A few photos from our learning time today.

Austin and Doug worked on our fence some more this afternoon.

The day started out with really cool temperatures but by this afternoon it felt like Spring again.